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PEMERINTAH KABUPATEN INDRAGIRI HILIR

DINAS PENDIDIKAN
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ULANGAN SEMESTER GENAP

MATA PELAJARAN : BAHASA INGGRIS

KELAS / SEMESTER : VIII / GENAP

Choose the correct answer !

1. Nita : Can you come to my birthday party this Saturday?


Rama : …….. I will have to work overtime.

a. Of course b. Sorry I can’t c. I’d like to d. I’m afraid


2. Tommy : Jerry and I plan to go bowling tonight at 7.
Haris : Well ,………….but I’ve got a lot of homework to do.
a. I want to join c. I’d love to
b. it’s a lot of fun d. It’s impossible

3. Silvi : Will you come to my party tonight?


Boni : Sure , I will
The underlined sentence is an expression of ………………………..
a. agreement c. Invitation
b. disagreement d. confirmation

4. Rini : Hello , Ema!


Ema : Hi, Rini. Are you busy now?
Rini : Yes, I’m preparing for my birthday party . ………………………?
Ema : I’d love to.
a. Would you like to give me a present
b. What will your birthday party
c. Would you mind coming to
d. Would you like to come my birthday party

5. The room boy : ………………, Sir?


The guest : Yes please . Give me a hand with these two big suitcase , will you ? I’ll bring the
small one myself.
The room boy : Right, Sir.
a. Can I help you
b. May you help me
c. Could you help me
d. Would you like to help me

6. Panda : Why don’t you water your plants?


Look, they ‘re beginning to dry up.
Farmer : I hope it will rain soon.
Panda : ………………………
a. I think they will soon wither
b. Probably they will grow
c. Perhaps it will rain
d. I think they can bear the heat

The following question for 7 to 8

7. The following are the meaning of the notice EXCEPT ....

a.. No one is allowed to swim here.


b . Swimming in this area is prohibited.
c. Do not swim in this area when it is dangerous.
d. To swim in this area is forbidden.
8. The caution may be found at the dangerous areas in the following places, EXCEPT…
a. beaches
b. rivers
c. ponds
d. bathrooms

The following question for 9 to 10

9. This caution is meant to warn anyone who walks on the floors to be careful because ...
a. the floors are wet this time
b. the floors are not wet
c. anybody can make the floors wet
d. anybody will be wet if they walk on the floors

10. From the text we know that….


a. we may not make the floors wet
b. we are required to step on the floors
c. we might slip if we step on them
d. we should mop the floors

The following text is for questions 11 to 13

My father has a new black car. He bought it after saving for 3 years. He bought it for our family to
travel together, easily.

Father uses the car to drive my sister and I to school every morning. Twice a week, drives my
mother to the traditional market to shop.

The car is well designed and has eight seats; two seats in front, three seats in the middle and
another three seats at the back row.

It is very easy to drive. My mother 2can drive it if my father is too busy at his office to take her
shopping .

11. What is the text about?

a. The car that the writer got


b. The writer ‘s father’s new car
c. The well-designed car
d. The writer’s father and mother

12. How the writer’s father buy the new car?

a. His children dropped it at school


b. He went shopping twice a week
c. He saved for 3 years
d. He spent money in a traditional market

13. How many people are there in the writer’s family?

a. 6 b. 5 c. 4 d. 3

The following text is for questions 14 to 15

14. From the text above we know that …………

a. Susi was the winner of the Asian Mathematics Olympiad

b. Susi hopes she will be the best in the


Dear Susi, next international championship
Congratulations on your success in winning the gold
medal at the 2011 Asian Mathematics Olympiad ! c. Susi will join the next international
Hope it will lead you to the next international
championship
championship .
d. Susi received a big prize from the
From ; Bagus
Mathematics Olympiad

15. “Hope it will lead you to the next


international championship “
The underlined word is closest in meaning with ………
a. make b. encourage c. help d. play

The following text is for questions 16 to 17

Dear Annisa,

I have an essay assignment about reusing and


recycling. Could you please accompany me to the
library to look up resources ? The assignment
should be submitted by the end of this week . Can
we go there after school ? Reply soon , please

Yanita

16. Yuanita asks Annisa to ……………

a. find some sources about reusing and recycling


b. write an essay about reusing and recycling
c. accompany her to the library
d. submit her essay this week

17. From the text above we can say that ……………….


a. Yuanita has no activity after school
b. Annisa and Yuanita won’t go to the library after school
c. Yuanita has too many sources for her assignment
d. Yuanita has to submit the essay by the end of this week

This text is for number 18 to 20

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

To : All students of First Junior High School

We would like to inform you that we should be having the school


holiday from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th August 2017

During the holiday our school has already made plans ! We want to
go camping in the Highland ( I hope it doesn’t rain ), to a place called
Aviemore. It’s an outdoor centre where you can learn to climb, canoe and
fish and do all sorts of exciting things. Of course we have to take you to
Edinburgh Castle and the Festival too. Don’t worry you aren’t going to be
bored ! The school pays for all students, s you are free of change. D forget
to take your changing clothes with you. It maybe wet. For those who want
to go, please meet Mr. Kristian at the teacher’s office.

Sincerely yours,

Principal

18. The text is written …….

a. to give information about the activity on school holiday


b. to describe an outdoor activity on school holiday
c. to remind students about an outdoor activity
d. to announce the school

19. From the text we know that ……….


a. there are at least 5 activities that school offer
b. the student should bring their own days
c. the holiday will last for two days
d. the holidays won’t be excited

20. “ …… so you are free of charge .”


The underlined word can be replaced with ………
a. must pay c. with charge
b. should pay d. without charge

The following text is for questions 21 to 23


Last month my family and I moved to a new house. We moved because our old house was far
from my father’s office and located in a crowded neighbourhood.
Our new house is nicer and bigger than the old one. There are several rooms to work in, like a
spacious living room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room and a modern kitchen which I like
the most. There is also backyard where my father build a gazebo.
The house is located in a good neighbourhood. The people are friendly, kind and helpful. Though
we’ve only stayed here for a while, we know all our neighbours. The most important thing is , it is not
noisy with vehicles’ horns and engines. The air is still fresh.
Furthermore, there is also a shopping centre just down the street with a minimarket, quite good
restaurants and stores. My mother usually shops there every weekend.
Ln short, we really enjoy living here.

21. What is the purpose of the text ?


a. To describe the writer’s new family house.
b. To inform about the write’s new environment.
c. To describe the writer’s new neighbours.
d. To relate the writer’s experience of moving out to a new house.

22. From the test we can conclude that ……………


a. the writer feels like a stranger in the new environment.
b. the writer’s new neighbours welcome her and her family.
c. the writer has been living in the new place for more than a month.
d. the writer’s old house was located in a calm and pleasant environment.

23. “There are several rooms to work in, like a spacious living room, . . . .”(Paragraph 2)
The underlined word has similar meaning to . . . .
a. roomy b. cozy c. narrow d. pleasant

The following text is for questions 24 to 27.

Last weekend. I visited my pen pal’s house. His name is Anto. There were many activities I did
there. In the morning, Anto and I had breakfast. We 4had traditional food. I liked it very much.
After breakfast, he took me to the garden behind his house. The garden was very big and beautiful.
There is a big bird cage in the garden. There were many kind of birds in that cage. I spent a long time
feeding the birds. I also took pictures with those beautiful birds.
After visiting the bird cage, Anto and I went to the flower garden not far from his house. We had
lunch under the big tree and watched butterflies flying above the colourful flowers. In the afternoon, we
swam in the pool in the backyard. It was fun. I really enjoyed my time with Anto.

24. The text above tells us about …………


a. a holiday at a friend’s place c. a picture of bird
b. a big bird cage d. a big garden

25. What is the last paragraph about?


a. Anto had butterflies as his pet
b. The writer’s friend is a good swimmer
c. There are a lot of flowers in Anton’s house
d. The writer had a good time with his friend

26. Where did the writer spend his afternoon ?


a. Under a tree c. Inside a big bird cage
b. In the flower garden d. In the swimming pool

27. From the text, we know that the writer . . . . .


a. had gone and visited many places during his holiday
b. lived in the same village with his pen pal, Anto
c. liked butterflies and swimming very much
d. spent his holiday at a friend’s house

The following text is for questions 28 to 30

Every year, there is an art programme at my school. It is conducted in the middle of the semester
for two days. It is managed by OSIS. The programme involves all school members. There are two
categories of art performances, class and individual performances (only for third year students ). They
will perform a drama, poetry reading, dance and choir.
First year students will perform dances. As there are 5 classes of first graders, each class will
perform either a traditional or modern dance based on the envelope they choose. The envelope contains
either yellow or green paper. Yellow paper means traditional dance, whale green paper means modern
dance. Every student supports their classmates when performing on stage.
The second year students will perform choirs. Each class has to sign two songs. The first is
chosen from the list provided by the committee while the second song is selected by the team.
The third year students will play drama. The theme is taken from the story “Malin Kundang”. The
students wear unique costumes based on the characters they play. Besides a drama performance, there
are also individual performances, which are for third year students who are interested in poetry reading.
The poem may be self –written or taken from any books. Every student will be enthusiastic in watching
the show.

28. When does the art programme take place?


a. Every year c. Every two days
b. At the end of the semester d. In the middle of semester

29. The writer’s purpose of writing the text is . . . . .


a. to invite the reader to come to his school
b. to describe an art programme at his school
c. to describe a drama performance at his school
d. to show the student’s talents in dramas and dances

30. The third year students will perform . . . . . . .


a. dances and choirs c. poetry and drama
b. a drama and traditional dances d. traditional and modern dances

The following text is for questions 31 to 33.


Last weekend I and my classmates went to countryside to have a picnic. Before leaving, we made
some sandwiches for lunch. We left quite early to avoid the traffic jam.
After driving for two hours, we arrived at a very nice place. It was near a river with some big
trees around it. The driver parked the car under the tree. Seeing the clear and cool water of the river, my
friends and I decided to swim. After having lunch together, we went around the area to enjoy the
scenery. We saw some beautiful birds and butterflies.
After walking for about an hour, we decided to return to car and go home. Unfortunately, we
could not start up the car. Finally after sometime, we could make the car start up by pushing it. We were
happy although we felt a bit tired when we got home.

31. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?


a. The writer made sandwiches for lunch.
b. The writer did some fun activities during their picnic.
c. After doing some activities, the writer went home by car.
d. Last weekend the writer prepared to have a picnic in the countryside.

32. Why did the writer and his friends decided to swim in the river?
a. They felt hot after having lunch.
b. They felt tired after having a walk.
c. The water was cool and clear.
d. It was a tiring day.

33. Because of the trouble they had at the end of their picnic, they probably . . . . .
a. got home a bit late. c. decided to swim again.
b. had to spend the night there d. decided not to have a picnic again

The following text is for questions 34 to 36.


Once upon a time, there was a kingdom in Java that was attacked by another kingdom. The king
asked his Queen to save her life. Alas! In the middle of the jungle, the enemy killed all her guards.
However, the Queen was lucky because she changed herself into a golden snail and survived.
One day, an old woman saw the snail and took it home. She looked after it. Whenever the old
woman was not at home, the snail turned into a human being. She cooked and did the household
chores. When the old woman got home, the Queen quickly changed into a snail again. It happened
several times and made the old woman curious. One day, the old woman peeped and saw what was
going on. She broke in, immediately. She asked, “Why did you have change yourself into a snail?”. The
Queen told her what happened. The old woman was surprised to know that the snail was a Queen.
Later, from the head of the village they discovered that the king had won the battle and he was
looking for his wife. Then the village head sent a message to the king telling him that his wife was safe.
Several days later, the King and his guards came for the queen. They thanked the villagers for
their kindness and brought the old woman to their palace.

34. What happened when the old woman found the snail?
a. She reported it to the head of the village.
b. She helped it to find the queen’s husband.
c. It helped cleaning and cooking in her house.
d. She brought it to her house and took care of it.

35. What does the second paragraph tell you about?


a. The queen lived as a golden snail
b. The enemy who attacked the kingdom
c. The old woman who looked after a snail d. The king’s guards who were killed by enemy
36. In the end of the story, the old women live in ………
a. the king’s palace c. a small village
b. the village heads d. the middle of the jungle
For questions 37 to 39 choose the correct words to compete the text below.

My family and I went to Bandar Lampung last school ( 37 ) …….. we went by car and we left
our home in Jakarta at 6.00 a.m. It (38) ….. about eight hours to get to the city centre. We
stayed in a hotel. It is a small hotel. On the first day, we had a city tour. We enjoyed some
delicious cuisines of the city. On the second day, we went to Pahawang Island and stayed
there for two days. We went swimming, snorkelling , and sailing to other smaller islands.
The view was amazing and the local people were very friendly. We really had a good time
(39) ….. we felt very tired.

37. a. examination c. meeting


b. holiday d. party

38. a. took c. paid


b. sold d. ran

39. a. and c. because


b. although d. therefore

Read the following text and answer questions 40 to 42.

The Lamb and the Wolf

One day the wolf was slaking his thirst at a stream when he changed to see a lamb, also drinking,
at some distance down the stream.
Outraged, he growled, ”You are muddying my drinking water, now I shall eat you”
The lamb protested. “But, Sir, how can I be muddying your drinking water? I am farther down
stream than you are. The water is flowing from your part of the stream to where I am.”
“Upstream or downstream, your drinking is muddying my water, and I shall eat you.”
So saying, the wolf leaped upon the lamb devoured him.

40. Where did the story happen?


a. On the river c. In the forest
b. In the jungle d. At the zoo

41. The following facts made the wolf get angry with the lamb, Except …………
a. the lamb muddled the water c. the wolf wanted to eat the lamb
b. the lamb drank at the same stream d. the lamb protested him

42. We can learn from the story that …..


a. Never drink the river water c. Never clean our body on the stream
b. The bad will always beat the good d. The strong will always rule the weak

The following text is for questions 43 to 46.


Trees and plants are also living beings. They need food, water and air for survival. It is interesting
to know how they take their food.
Plants get their food both from the earth and the air. If you look at their roots they are like fine
fibres. We call them root hairs. They absorb water and minerals and transport them upwards to the
leaves through the trunk and the branches.
Chlorophyll in the leaves prepare the food like a machine. It converts the carbon dioxide taken
from the air and water from the ground into sugar with the help of sunlight. This chemical reaction is
called photosynthesis.
Sugar is further converted into starch and is stored in the plant. The minerals are converted by
chemical processes into proteins, juice, oil, and other edible materials. The plants use these materials as
their food for growth.

43. What is the job of root –hairs?


a. To prepare the food. c. To absorb food from the air.
b. To absorb water from the soil. d. To get food from the earth and the air

44. What is main idea of the third paragraph?


a. The process of how the plants take their food is interesting.
b. Chlorophyll in the leaves prepare the food like a machine.
c. Plants take their food from the earth and the air .
d. The root hairs in the plants absorb water.
45. “Sugar is further converted into starch and is stored in the plant.”( paragraph 4)
The underlined word is closest in meaning to …..
a. processed c. passed
b. hidden d. kept

46. What is the proper suggestion given from the text?


a. photosynthesis is a process to make sugar from carbon dioxide and water.
b. The trees and plants don’t need food, water and air.
c. The plants don’t use root-hairs to absorb water.
d. Plants and trees are not living things.

For questions 47 and 48 arrange the words into the correct order.

47. the guide – tourist – was waiting – me – when – greeted – a – I – for


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
a. . 7 – 2 – 3 – 9 – 5 – 4 – 1 – 6 – 8
b. 7–2–3–9–8–5–1–4–6
c. 8–3–9–1–5–7–2–6–4
d.8–3–9–1–7–2–6–4–5

48. books – and – tomorrow’s – homework – lessons – for – do – prepare – your


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
a. 8 – 6 – 3 – 1 – 4 – 2 – 7 – 9 – 5
b. 8 – 6 – 3 - 5 – 2 – 4 – 1 – 9 – 7
c. 7 – 9 – 4 - 2 – 8 – 1 – 6 – 3 – 5
d. 7 – 9 – 4 – 2 – 8 – 1 – 3 – 6 – 5

49. 1. Bandung Bondowoso asked Roro Jonggrang to marry him.


2. Roro Jonggrang agreed to marry Bandung on one condition.
3. A long time ago in Pambanan Palace lived a King Baka and his daughter, Roro Jonggrang.
4. One day, Bandug Bondowoso killed King Baka to conquer Prabanan.
5. At last, the genie left the temple unclompleted.
6. The work was almost finished when Roro woke the sun.
7. Then, Bandung asked the genie for help.
8. Bandung had to present one thousand templates in one night.

The best arrangement of the story is …………….


a. 3 - 6 – 4 – 1 – 8 – 7 – 2 – 5
b. 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5
c. 3 – 4 – 6 – 1 – 8 – 7 – 2 – 5
d. 3 – 1 – 4 – 2 – 7 – 8 – 6 – 5

50. The following sentences are about insects but they are nor in a good order.

Arrange them to make a good paragraph.

1. Bees are not usually dangerous, except you make them angry.
2. Some insects are very useful to people; for instace, bees.
3. They produce honey.
4. Bad insects are, for insance, flies, cockroaches and mosquitoes. They may cause diseases
such as typhus, cholera, etc.
5. Insects are not always bad.
6. Insects are amall creatures.
7. They have no bones, but have six legs and live everywhere.

GOOD LUCK